Telecom Test Solutiions

Simulcast Radio System Expansion

Photograph of jacobsville shelter and tower

Photograph of jacobsville shelter and tower

Client: Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore (MTA)

Project Services and Objectives:

GL Communications prepared sites for three tower sites located at Westview, Mays Chapel and TV Hill. For radio system expansion another three sites were added at Jacobsville, Hickey and Owings Mills. The work under this project included structural analysis of the towers for new antenna, construction of concrete pads for utility, generator, fuel tank, and shelter for radio equipment. The services included site surveys, site plan development and coordination with vendors as well as local and federal jurisdictions for permits and licensing.

GL’s work scope included:

  • Resident Engineering services for radio system build-out
  • Inspection and Construction management of tower and shelter installation
  • Developed system design, analysis, contract drawings, and technical specifications
  • Establish System-wide Radio Communication for operation and maintenance
  • Site survey, site selection and propagation study for portable and mobile coverage
  • File all necessary local, FAA and FCC forms for construction permits and licensing
  • Prepare construction plan and site lease applications exhibits for real estate and county
  • Design for Microwave Network expansion for backhaul support
  • Vendor search, Engineering Estimates, Cost / benefit analysis, project plan and schedule
  • Radio sites audits for code compliance and safety, testing and commissioning